Beebe will challenge Reilich for Greece supervisor job


Former Monroe County Legislator Dick Beebe is stepping into the race for Greece town supervisor.

Beebe, a Democrat, announced his candidacy at a press conference this afternoon. He's already been endorsed by the Greece Democratic Committee. He'll be running against Assembly member and Monroe County Republican Party chair Bill Reilich, who was endorsed by the Greece Republican Committee in March.

The sitting supervisor, Republican John Auberger, can't seek re-election due to term limits.

Beebe was elected to the County Legislature in 2007, but lost a 2011 re-election bid. He was the first Democrat to win a local office in Greece in 15 years, according to town Democratic Leader David Garretson.